• Case ventures into uncharted waters

    The Abram vs. Abram case filed is a first of its kind for Arkansas dealing with a marriage between the same sex. Arkansas law does not recognize same-sex marriages and attorneys in the case are now at odds over whether the case should just be …

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  • Low family speaks out

    The family of Sara Low is speaking out against the recent decision to allow knives back on commercial aircraft. John Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, said TSA agents will allow knives on airplanes as soon as Tuesday, but blades must be 2.36 inches …

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  • Sex offender charged

    A Level 3 sex offender has been charged with failure to register his address in Independence County. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Mike Mundy said that a representative from the Arkansas Department of Human Services reported to the sheriff’s office Thursday that Larry D. Wilson, …

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  • BBBS hopes to recruit volunteers

    Doing the simplest thing for a kid without a mentor goes a long way, says Amanda Roberts, executive director of BBBS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas held a free lunch on Thursday to recruit volunteers. There were three “Lunch and Learn” sessions that …

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  • Father, son arrested

    MELBOURNE — A man and son reportedly seen at the scene of a theft were later arrested, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Larence. The theft was reported the afternoon of March 25 at a residence on Hollie Lane, near Cool …

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  • Cussing customer arrested Saturday

    A man who reportedly said he was “exercising his right to freedom of speech” while cussing at a local fast food restaurant Saturday morning also got to exercise his Miranda rights a few minutes later when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and unreasonable behavior. …

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  • Soldiers honored with flags

    Confederate Flag Day, as designated by Arkansas law, is the Saturday before Easter Sunday. To honor the Confederate soldiers buried in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville, First National flags were placed on 110 graves by members of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of …

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  • Man jailed for beating woman

    MELBOURNE — A fight at a Calico Rock residence resulted in one man’s going to jail, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies Phil Story and Richard Williams were dispatched to a fight in progress Thursday night at 66 Old Staggs Road in Calico …

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  • Assault, drug charges filed

    When police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Addie Street Saturday afternoon the caller reportedly told them that her boyfriend, Guadalupe T. Jaramillo, 28, of Texas, had struck her during an argument. “She stated that her boyfriend, Guadalupe Jaramillo had came home …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 21, 1993.

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  • Melbourne community-wide yard sale scheduled

    MELBOURNE — The 23rd Annual Spring City of Melbourne Community-wide Yard Sale will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All sales will be held rain or shine. The city will be preparing a list of participants that will be available for pickup at …

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  • Ozarka sets registration dates for summer, fall semesters

    MELBOURNE — Summer and fall registration for returning students at Ozarka College will begin at 8 a.m. on April 8, and registration for new students will begin at 8 a.m. on April 15. Beginning April 2 students can make an appointment to meet with their …

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